Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Defense Lawyers

Relentless Advocacy: Defending Your Rights and Reputation



90% Acquittal Rate

Flat Fee Rates – No Hidden Fees

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Within 24 – 48 Hours

Specialists In Sexual Assault & Harassment

Your Team of Military Trial Defense Attorneys

Christopher Cazares

Chris Cazares started his legal career with the Air Force. He holds a J.D. and boasts over a decade of legal experience. His career has encompassed roles as both a defense lawyer and prosecutor, reflecting his adaptability and unwavering commitment to justice. Commissioned in the United States Air Force in 2001, Chris served as a military defense lawyer, top-ranked prosecutor, and instructor. He has handled numerous cases, including a death penalty defense, and is dedicated to meeting his clients’ unique needs. His impactful legal contributions extend to the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island community, where he has made a significant mark.

Lance Wood

Lance Wood has spent 20+ years as a military defense lawyer. His journey began with a solemn oath taken 37 days after 9/11 to uphold and defend the Constitution as part of the United States Air Force JAG Corps. Lance’s extensive career included roles as a prosecutor, defense counsel, and appellate defense counsel, earning him recognition as the #1 Senior Defense Counsel in the Air Force in 2011. His unwavering commitment to justice and defending those who protect America is evident, and as a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he continues to champion this cause. Lance’s work at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island reflects his belief that the Constitution is not a mere technicality but a cornerstone of justice.

What Our Clients Say

I am thrilled to share my experience working alongside Lance Wood, a phenomenal attorney specializing in defending military service members against allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment. Lance exemplifies the qualities of an outstanding legal advocate–knowledgeable, compassionate, and relentless in his pursuit of justice. Lance’s belief in his clients’ innocence is evident through his meticulous case preparation and unrivaled advocacy in the courtroom. He is truly at the forefront of his field and I cannot recommend him highly enough.” –  A Military Serviceman



Safeguarding Honor: Vigorous Legal Defense for Sexual Assault Cases at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

Facing accusations of sexual misconduct at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island can devastate your military career and personal life. At Military Trial Defenders, our dedicated team understands the grave implications and is committed to safeguarding the rights of accused service members. Our experienced lawyers specialize in aggressively defending against unjust sexual assault charges within the military justice system.

We recognize that false accusations, misunderstandings, and overzealous prosecutions can lead to wrongful convictions, punishing the innocent instead of the guilty. The military’s zero-tolerance stance on sexual offenses, while well-intentioned, can often result in rushed judgments and biased investigations. That’s why our firm fights tirelessly to uphold due process and ensure a fair process for our clients.

Navigating the Complexities of Military Law

The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) handles sexual assault allegations through court-martial proceedings. Charges like rape, sexual assault, and sodomy can lead to severe consequences, including dishonorable discharge and imprisonment. Unfortunately, this has become an incredibly political process making it essential to have a skilled defense attorney on your side.

Protecting Your Future and Legacy

A military conviction not only carries the risk of incarceration but can also irreparably damage your professional prospects and benefits. A court-martial conviction for sexual assault typically results in an automatic discharge of Dishonorable, stripping you of valuable entitlements like the GI Bill, VA loans, and military retirement. Additionally, a federal criminal record can severely limit future employment opportunities, haunting you for life.

At Military Trial Defenders, we understand the high stakes involved and work tirelessly to avoid convictions by building compelling defenses and presenting a robust case at trial and even before during the investigative phase of the cases with the goal of avoiding criminal charges.

Personalized Strategies and Unwavering Advocacy

Our sole focus is defending service members against sexual assault allegations. We have an in-depth understanding of military culture, investigative procedures, and the intricate workings of the JAG and court-martial processes. Backed by a team of seasoned investigators and experts, we meticulously analyze every aspect of your case to craft personalized defense strategies that protect your rights and future.

If you are facing accusations or have been charged with a sexual offense at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, act quickly. Contact Military Trial Defenders for a free, confidential case evaluation. Our unwavering advocacy and tireless pursuit of justice could be the difference between preserving your honor and facing life-altering consequences.


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Military Trial Defense Services

With years of military duty, as well as serving as legal as councel within the military, and a unique team approach to the process, Military Trial Defenders is your firm that will fight for you through the military justice system. We take cases anywhere in the world and have offices local to Las Vegas.  Our experienced team of attorneys specialize in sexual assault, drug offense legal defense, and more. 

Sexual Assault

Military personnel facing sexual assault charges must have a dedicated team of legal defenders as these crimes are difficult and complicated to navigate. Consequences can range from disciplinary actions to federal convictions to sex offender registration or up to life in prison. Due to of the gravity and complications behind military sexual assault charges, you need a team as experienced as Military Trial Defenders.

Drug Offenses

Drug use offenses and positive drug tests can be a career-ending charge for members of the military.  That’s why you need an experienced team of military specialists on your side. The consequences surrounding these drug offenses can be very complicated depending on the circumstances and severity of charges.  If you are facing charges for a positive drug test or urinalysis, you need a defense lawyer on your side to help.

Your Trusted Legal Advocates

At Military Trial Defenders, the legal team understands the complexities of military law and the unique challenges military members may encounter. With their knowledge and unwavering dedication, they are prepared to stand by your side, ensuring that your rights and interests are vigorously defended.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I'm accused of sexual assault in the military?

Immediately exercise your right to remain silent and avoid any questioning until you have legal representation. Contact Military Trial Defenders as soon as possible to protect your rights and begin building your defense.

Can I be convicted solely based on an accuser's testimony?

While possible, our experienced lawyers will work to challenge the credibility of the accuser and present evidence that raises reasonable doubt, making criminal charges, or a conviction, less likely.

What's the difference between a court-martial and a civilian trial?

Court-martials follow the rules and procedures outlined in the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), which differ from civilian courts in various aspects, including rules of evidence, and potential punishments.

Can I appeal a court-martial conviction?

Yes, you have the right to appeal a court-martial conviction through a complex process. Our attorneys can guide you through the appeals process and fight to overturn an unjust conviction.

How can Military Trial Defenders help my case?

Our lawyers have extensive experience navigating the military justice system, understanding its nuances, and developing effective strategies to challenge allegations and protect our clients’ rights and futures.

Our Tacoma Washington Location

5401 S Tacoma Way, 

Tacoma, WA 98409

(877) 916-9657


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